|The old reliable Weber|
Back in the late 80's I worked for a retailer in Phoenix called Home Express. We sold just about anything you could imagine for your home from dinnerware to televisions. Included in this interesting mix were Weber grills, I still remember the music to the commercial. Somehow a customer had set fire to her Weber grill not long after purchasing it and if memory serves me right, this is one thing that should not happen. Well, we took it back, cleaned it up and I bought it for I think $150.00 (if that). Many years and many miles later, I am still the proud owner of this grill. We have replaced some parts on it but, all this time later it still grills like a champ. One of Bear's favorite hobbies is to check out the drip pan after the grill has cooled. He thinks we don't know but somehow the grease smears on the sides of his muzzle give him away.
Michael is the grill master in the house and I am occasionally allowed to assist. Last night was grilling night! We had seasoned chicken legs and thigh along with grilled summer squash with green pepper and red onion. It was so tasty and inexpensive. The chicken is on sale for 49 cents a pound at Harris Teeter and the squash was 88 cents a pound at the Piggly Wiggly. The entire meal probably cost about 2.50 for the two of us with out the propane.
Sometimes the simpliest food is the most satisfying. The chicken was seasoned with Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and some Emerill's seasoning. As for the squash I just mixed it with a tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper. The chicken was on the grill about 45 minutes total, I left the squash on too long but it was still good. Probably 20 minutes would have been enough.
The grill pan is one of our best bargains and favorite grilling toys. Michael picked it up at one of our local thrift stores for one dollar. We use it for veggies and have used it to grill shrimp so we don't need to take the time to put them on skewers.